America in Crisis

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Waterstones Bookshop 82 Gower St London WC1E 6EQ Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 America in Crisis Join two of Birkbeck authors for a discussion of two key moments of crisis in recent US history, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (1979) and Hurricane Katrina as it devastated the US Gulf …

The 2016 US Presidential Election: Can Trump Win?

Event Date: 14 September 2016 Keynes Library Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents: The 2016 US Presidential Election: Can Trump Win? Professor Rob Singh looks at the state of the US election and the prospects for a Trump victory in …

Emily West – The dual exploitation of enslaved women in America, c.1815-1865

Event Date: 18 March 2015 Moore Management Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Bedford Centre for the History of Women presents: 2015 Bedford Lecture Dr Emily West (Reading) – The dual exploitation of enslaved women in America, c.1815-1865 This lecture provides an overview of the lives of enslaved women in America from the colonial era …

Barry Langford – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema

Event Date: 16 March 2015 Picture Gallery Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Inaugural Lecture Professor Barry Langford (RHUL) – Sex, Violence, Art: Framing the new American Cinema In 1967 Time Magazine hailed the birth of a “New American Cinema”. This lecture will examine how a multi-faceted US film culture, emerging during the 1960s, contributed to and …